This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2016/02/07 - 12:30pm
Even though the big game will soon be in the books, this is still going to be a SUPER week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have the start of the 2016 WPIAL Basketball Playoffs with ALL of the boys and girls games only here on The Network. We also have the end of the high school basketball regular season in District 6 and District 9 as well as action from the 2016 PIAA Team Wrestling Playoffs, PIHL high school hockey and the regular season finale of Carlow University men's and women's college basketball, plus Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, The PIHL Power Play Show, The WPIAL...
Article | Posted 2016/02/07 - 9:25am
The mat dynasty run has reached double digits. The Burrell Buccaneers continued their record run of WPIAL Class AA Team Wrestling championships with victories over South Fayette in the Semifinals and Freedom in the Finals Saturday at Chartiers-Houston High School to claim a tenth consecutive crown and 12th in school history. Meanwhile in the Class AAA Semifinals and Finals at Penn Hills High School, top-seed Belle Vernon swept past North Allegheny and Canon-McMillan for the schools first ever team wrestling title. Here are ALL of the results from the 2016 WPIAL Team Wrestling Playoffs...
Article | Posted 2016/02/07 - 9:21am
Here are the latest WPIAL boys basketball standings for the 2015-2016 regular season...including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings. The standings will be updated daily throughout the rest of the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Don't forget weekly WPIAL boys hoops rankings are released each Tuesday along with boys basketball talk every Wednesday during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:00pm and live and archived broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Top FOUR teams in ALL sections qualify for the WPIAL playoffs: # - Clinched Section Title Outright & - Clinched Share...
Article | Posted 2016/02/07 - 9:17am
Here are the latest WPIAL girls basketball standings for the 2015-2016 regular season...including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings. The standings will be updated daily throughout the rest of the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Don't forget weekly WPIAL girls hoops rankings are released each Monday along with girls basketball talk every Wednesday during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:00pm and live and archived broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Top FOUR teams in ALL sections qualify for the WPIAL playoffs: # - Clinched Section Title Outright & - Clinched...
Article | Posted 2016/02/07 - 9:13am
Here are the latest 2015-2016 standings for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League...including the latest PIHL playoff clinchings. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey regular season with weekly audio and video broadcasts, plus the PIHL Notebook every Monday and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm starting in December ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network. The top eight teams in Class AAA qualify for the Penguins Cup Playoffs. The top five teams in each Class AA conference qualify for the Penguins Cup Playoffs. The top five teams in each Class A conference...
Article | Posted 2016/02/06 - 10:29pm
After coming up short a year ago from being WPIAL Champions, Belle Vernon had no trouble taking care of business Saturday at Penn Hills. The day started with Belle Vernon defeating North Allegheny in the semi finals 54-12. In that match, the Leopards picked up six falls and three major decisions to cruise to a victory. Belle Vernon's opponent in the finals was Canon McMillan, who avenged a 15 point December defeat to knock off Kiski Area in the other semi final, 27-25. An upset at 182, where James Zeremenko pinned Tyler Worthing, gave Canon McMillan a 12 point swing from the December match...
Article | Posted 2016/02/06 - 6:40pm
Burrell (11-5) survived a nail-biter in the semifinals, but then rolled to a 48-17 victory in the championship match over Freedom to win the 2016 WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championship on Saturday afternoon at Chartiers-Houston High School. The Buccaneers have now won ten straight District 7 team championships and it was the twelfth title for the program overall. Burrell won the first six bouts against the Bulldogs to build an insurmountable 30-0 lead. The Bucs recorded five falls by Dylan Jeffrey (138 pounds), Corey Christie (145), Shaun Gates (160), Robert Scherer (220) and Dan McCarthy...
Article | Posted 2016/02/06 - 12:14am
With the exception of two games, section play in WPIAL basketball is in the books. While there is a make-up game on Saturday and one on Monday, the postseason field for both the boys and girls is now finalized. Once again starting next weekend, MSA Sports will have exclusive coverage of the WPIAL Basketball Playoffs as we broadcast EVERY boys and girls district postseason game leading up the the eight title games at the Petersen Events Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Check out the final list below. the 2016 WPAIL Basketball Pairings Show can be heard Tuesday...
Article | Posted 2016/02/03 - 2:23pm
Here are the seniors from the WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League who have signed to make their verbal commitments to Division I-A colleges. High school seniors could not sign a binding letter of intent until Wednesday, February 3rd. PITT Theran Coleman, Brashear (DB, 6-1, 180) Brandon Ford, Upper St. Clair (6-5, 310) Bricen Garner, Pittsburgh Central Catholic (WR-DB, 6-1, 160) Damar Hamlin, Pittsburgh Central Catholic (DB, 6-2, 189) Aaron Mathews, Clairton (WR-DB, 6-4, 192) Kaezon Pugh, Aliquippa (RB-LB, 6-1, 215) Rashad Wheeler, Pittsburgh Central Catholic (DL, 6-1, 282) PENN STATE...
Article | Posted 2016/02/03 - 2:09pm
Wednesday is National Letter of Intent Day where high school seniors make their verbal commitments official by signing on the dotted line to the school of their choice. What were the final college destinations for the members of the 2015 MSA Sports The Elite 11 football all-star team? Here is a look: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: KAEZON PUGH, ALIQUIPPA RB-LB, 6-2, 217, Sr. PITT ZACH CHANDLER, AVONWORTH QB, 6-4, 235, Sr. ALDERSON-BROADDUS   DAMAR HAMLIN, PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC WR-DB, 6-2, 189, Sr. PITT   HUNTER HAYES, SOUTH FAYETTE RB-DB, 6-1, 195, Sr. PENN   KHALEKE...
Article | Posted 2016/02/03 - 1:43pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Sports Frozen Fab Five rankings of PIHL high school hockey teams in each of the four classifications for the 2015-2016 high school hockey season...including a NEW #1 team in Class AAA. Don't miss the latest rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, plus PIHL Notebook every Monday on our website and the weekly PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm with audio and video game broadcasts as well here on the home of the best PIHL high school hockey coverage, the MSA Sports Network. PIHL CLASS AAA: 1)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS...
Article | Posted 2016/02/03 - 1:33pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Boys Basketball rankings for the 2015-2016 season. Check out the weekly boys rankings every Tuesday, along with boys hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and boys basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every boys WPIAL playoff game in February all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA Boys Basketball Top Ten: 1.     LATROBE WILDCATS  (19-1) (Last Week #1) 2.     PENN HILLS INDIANS  (16-5) (...
Article | Posted 2016/02/01 - 3:45pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Girls Basketball rankings for the 2015-2016 season. Check out the weekly girls rankings every Monday, along with girls hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and girls basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every girls WPIAL playoff game in February sponsored by Carlow University all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA Girls Basketball Top Ten: 1.     NORWIN KNIGHTS  (19-0) (Last Week #1) 2.     PENN...
Article | Posted 2016/02/01 - 1:41pm
The storied history of basketball in the WPIAL has produced some tremendous shooters, but perhaps nobody has been a better marksman than Micah Mason. Mason, formerly of Highlands High School and current with Duquesne University, is the subject of this week's WPIAL Alum Q&A. Mason made an instant impact with the Highlands Golden Rams, as he scored 23 points in his first varsity game in helping his squad upset a highly-ranked Penn Hills team. From that point going forward, Mason rewrote the record books, finishing with 2,272 points in his storied career. Perhaps more impressively, Mason set...
Article | Posted 2016/02/01 - 1:36pm
Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. First up, “Melting the Ice” provides your weekly thermometer of streaking teams around the league. Meanwhile, this week’s “Scoreboard Watch” includes overtime action in the three major classifications plus an important game in the Division 2 bubble battle. Last but not least, we round things out with a preview of upcoming MSA broadcasts, including two games featuring North Allegheny in Class AAA as they battle Peters Township and Seneca Valley this week. So, let’s light the...

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